After Vaadu Veedu, talented actors Vishal and Arya teamed up for a new film titled Enemy. Touted be an action thriller, this movie is directed by Anand Shankar of NOTA fame. Amidst the low buzz, Enemy had hit the screens in both Tamil and Telugu today, on the occasion of the Deepavali festival. Here is the review of it.
An ex-CBI officer (Prakash Raj) trains two kids (Vishal and Arya) right from childhood to become police officers. One of them is his own child and the other one is neighbour. But over time, both these friends turn into enemies. One incident sparks big combat between them. What is that incident? Why these friends have become enemies in the first place? These factors form the main crux of the movie.
Vishal and Arya share a good bonding on and off the screen. Their chemistry in Vaadu Veedu worked really well. Once again, the duo has put up a noteworthy camaraderie between each other in this movie. They get the major screen space in the movie and they have done complete justice to their respective roles.
Though he was seen in a brief role, Prakash Raj makes an impact. Thambi Ramaiah was good in the role of an innocent father. Mrinalini Ravi of Super Deluxe fame had nothing worthy to offer in the proceedings of this movie.
We have seen many films where best friends turn into enemies. Even this movie follows a similar story but director Anand Shankar makes it a gripping tale with his tight screenplay and well-shot action sequences. But the film lacks pace in the second half. Anand should have taken care of writing a bit more so that Enemy could’ve been a more effective thriller.
Thaman’s music had nothing great to offer. Sam CS’ background score was thumping though. It elevated the mood of the film. RD Rajashekhar’s cinematography is top-notch and brought a lavish look to the movie. The production values and the editing were great as well.
The director comes up with various interesting elements in the first half which keeps us hooked to the proceedings. But the second half is pale. People will guess what happens in the cat and mouse game between Arya and Vishal. We can guess their next movie. Such regular was the screenplay in the latter half. That’s the reason why Enemy fails to be a stand-out action thriller. Smart writing would have given us a film and characters to remember but alas, we don’t get them in this movie. On the whole, audiences can give it a shot.